DETROIT — Jimmy Shane and J. Michael Kelly have been locked in a deck-to-deck battle in each of their heats this season. So why should Sunday’s H1 Unlimited final in Detroit be any different?
DETROIT - Jimmy Shane grabbed lane one before the start and used it to hold off a determined J. Michael Kelly to win the UAW/GM Spirit of Detroit HydroFest on Sunday.
DETROIT - Jimmy Shane steered the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison to a close win in Heat 1A and then watched as several of his closest competitors shot themselves in the foot on the first day of the UAW/GM Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest on Saturday.
A penalty may have taken away Jimmy Shane’s last win, but the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison driver still enters this weekend’s H1 Unlimited race in Detroit with a healthy lead in the National High Points.
The U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison returned home from Seattle on Sunday night and the crew began work on Monday in preparation for the next race in Detroit in two weeks.
Yet another controversy decided the outcome of an H1 Unlimited race and, in the process, tainted one of the best final heats in recent memory.
Jean Theoret will lead the slowest field in the past 15 years into this weekend’s Albert Lee Cup in Seattle after posting the top speed in qualifying on Friday.
Jimmy Shane didn’t have the fastest boat on the Columbia River last weekend, but a little bit of luck and a whole lot of hard driving netted the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison driver his second-straight Gold Cup.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — The move that cost Jean Theoret Sunday’s HAPO APBA Gold Cup — Jimmy Shane and the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison were declared the winner several minutes after the heat concluded — ended up being a maneuver he didn’t really have to make.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — There was a time when Ellstrom Racing’s Elam Plus dominated qualifying at big, fast race courses like the Columbia River, and a time when driver Jean Theoret was winning the APBA Gold Cup.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — J. Michael Kelly in the U-5 Graham Trucking barely beat Jimmy Shane in the U-1 Oberto/Miss Madison in the four-lap, non-points Dash For Cash — on the water.